May 30, 2016



Upcoming Events

June 1, 2016

David's Depot Ribbon Cutting
June 1, 2016 @ 12 noon read more ...

June 14, 2016
Community Conversation Powered by the Bush Foundation
Open to all non-profits, municipalities, counties, and economic development groups.  Mount Marty College Roncalli Center Dining Room, 10 am - 2:30 pm.  Click here for more details ...
June 21, 2016
11th Annual Ag Gala 
This annual Ag Gala is held in June to honor the agriculture industry. Each year during the event... read more...
August 10, 2016
New Teacher Luncheon (details to come)

Have you seen the Mastercard's commercials where kids are asking their parents for 'one more day?'  These commercials were created to encourage more Americans to take time off from work.  The U.S. Travel Association has started their 'Project: Time Off' campaign to help people realize the importance of taking a vacation.
According to their report found at Findings, Americans from 1976-2000 took an average of 20 days off per year.  However, that rapidly fell.  They state 'today, American workers report just 16 days used in 2014 - almost a full work-week less compared to pre-2000 levels.'
They use the term 'work martyrs' to describe what we've become.   Their conclusion, they suggest making 3 small changes:
  • Spot the symptoms of work martyrdom - Fast
  • Plan your days of the year
  • Take your vacation - and when you get back, show and tell


Shout out to the Meat Lodge who are celebrating their 3rd Anniversary in the Yankton Community on May 27. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Shout out to Yankton Winnelson, Co. who are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in the Yankton Community.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

If you have an Anniversary, please let the Chamber office know and put it on the calendar of events.  We'd like to celebrate with you!  
Bus for the Museum!
Help the Dakota Territorial Museum and Mead Building purchase a bus for events and tours.  Over half the funds have already been but you can still help.   Go to their Facebook page to find out how to donate or visit their website at or, or call 605-665-3898.
Chamber Remodel

While our remodel is taking shape, there are still a few things that need to be done before it is considered complete. We are working on sound buffers for the room and conference furniture but these may take a little longer to secure.

Big "Shout out" and "Thank you" to:
  • Kopetsky Ace Hardware and Sherwin Williams for helping with the paint job.
  • Services Center Federal Credit Union for their donation to the conference room!
  • First National Bank for their contribution of some work station furniture!
We still have a "wish list" for a few more things to complete the new conference room.   If any members plan a remodel and will be replacing existing furniture, please contact us at  (605) 665-3636.   Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this remodel.
Businesses on Hwy 50/4th Street Construction
Every Tuesday, weekly construction meetings will be held at 9 am at the Yankton Chamber of Commerce to discuss updates on the Hwy 50 project.  Businesses are invited to attend to hear about the progress.  If you are unable to attend, updates are available at .
Ribbon Cuttings
Craizy Daisy's Popcorn, located at 1518 Broadway, held their ribbon cutting on May 19.  Craizy Daisy's serves over 30 flavors of popcorn, seasoned nuts and cotton candy. The store hours are 10 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm.
Willa B's ribbon cutting was held on May 24.  Willa B's offers delicious food, coffee and a unique, locally-made, gift shop.  The emporium, located at 215 W. 3rd St., Suite A,  is open Tuesday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am - 2 pm.  
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
Business Education Video Library
If you are not receiving the weekly helpful hints, please call the Chamber at 665-3636 so we can add your name to the "Opt-in" list.
In This Week's Library
Profitability - Special Broadcast - New Overtime Rules -  HR Consultant, Suzi Lemen, explains the impact on small business of the just recently announced Department of Labor final rules effective 12/1/2016 which change the compensation threshold for determining the payment of overtime and what you need to know to comply.  
HR Heaven or Hell - Aging Workforce - HR Consultant, Suzi Lemen, discusses how to keep great older workers while avoiding age discrimination.
Profitability  - The Unintentional Salesman -  Ruth King interviews Sales Expert, Dan Jourdan,who discusses how you can tie every aspect of your company into the sales function to achieve better results. 
Personal Development - How to Get Maximum Results FAST Lisa Grunden discusses how to get maximum results by realigning your focus and and your practice routine to get out of the same old rut and get to the next level.


2016 Chamber Board 

President: Chris Ferdig; Vice President: Bridget Benson; Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Kopetsky

Board Members:  Chuck Aman ~ Kevin Hunhoff ~ John Kraft ~ George Lundgren ~ Tammy Matuska 

Cynthia Miller ~ Kristi Palecek ~ Kathy Quinlivan ~ Barb Rezac 

Becky Souchek ~ Jack Weeks ~ Todd Woods

Past President:  Josh Svatos